After the End

Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World

After the End

Book Pages: 448 Illustrations: 15 tables, 7 figures Published: January 1999

Politics > International Relations, Political Science

In the political landscape emerging from the end of the Cold War, making U.S. foreign policy has become more difficult, due in part to less clarity and consensus about threats and interests. In After the End James M. Scott brings together a group of scholars to explore the changing international situation since 1991 and to examine the characteristics and patterns of policy making that are emerging in response to a post–Cold War world.
These essays examine the recent efforts of U.S. policymakers to recast the roles, interests, and purposes of the United States both at home and abroad in a political environment where policy making has become increasingly decentralized and democratized. The contributors suggest that foreign policy leadership has shifted from White House and executive branch dominance to an expanded group of actors that includes the president, Congress, the foreign policy bureaucracy, interest groups, the media, and the public. The volume includes case studies that focus on China, Russia, Bosnia, Somalia, democracy promotion, foreign aid, and NAFTA. Together, these chapters describe how policy making after 1991 compares to that of other periods and suggest how foreign policy will develop in the future.
This collection provides a broad, balanced evaluation of U.S. foreign policy making in the post–Cold War setting for scholars, teachers, and students of U.S. foreign policy, political science, history, and international studies.

Contributors. Ralph G. Carter, Richard Clark, A. Lane Crothers, I. M. Destler, Ole R. Holsti, Steven W. Hook, Christopher M. Jones, James M. McCormick, Jerel Rosati, Jeremy Rosner, John T. Rourke, Renee G. Scherlen, Peter J. Schraeder, James M. Scott, Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Rick Travis, Stephen Twing


“James M. Scott has gathered an impressive collection of studies on U. S. foreign policymaking ‘after the end’ of the Cold War. . . . [T]he book is organized well, making excellent use of the editor’s ‘shifting constellations’ image. Scott’s book may be used in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on American foreign policy and will be useful to analysts and researchers alike.” — Ryan C. Hendrickson , Perspectives on Political Science

“The scholar who wants to understand the ramifications of making policy in this way or who wants an early explanation of Clinton’s foreign policy will find much to commend here.” — John A. Soares Jr. , American Studies International

“Highly recommended for scholars, specialists, and advanced students—an informed synthesis of recent theory and research on the formulation of American foreign policy.” — Charles W. Kegley, Pearce Professor of International Relations at the University of South Carolina


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James M. Scott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and author of Deciding to Intervene: The Reagan Doctrine and American Foreign Policy, also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents Back to Top
List of Tables and Figures ix

Preface xi

1. Out of the Cold: The Post-Cold War Context of U.S. Foreign Policy / James M. Scott and A. Lane Crothers 1

I. Actors and Influence

2. The Presidency and U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War / Jerel Rosati and Stephen Twing 29

3. The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy in a New Era / Christopher M. Jones 57

4. Foreign Economic Policy Making Under Bill Clinton / I. M. Destler 89

5. Congress and Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy / Ralph G. Carter 108

6. Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War / Ole Holsti 138

7. Interest Groups and the Media in Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy / James M. McCormick 170

II. Cases

8. Making U.S. Foreign Policy toward China in the Clinton Administration / John T. Rourke and Richard Clark 201

9. American Assistance to the Former Soviet States in 1993–1994 / Jeremy D. Rosner 225

10. The Promotion of Democracy at the End of the Twentieth Century: A New Polestar for American Foreign Policy? / Rick Travis 251

11. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Assertive Multilateralism and Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy Making / Jennifer Sterling-Folker 277

12. The White House, Congress, and the Paralysis of the U.S. State Department after the Cold War / Steven W. Hook 305

13. From Ally to Orphan: Understanding U.S. Policy toward Somalia after the Cold War / Peter J. Schraeder 330

14. NAFTA and Beyond: The Politics of Trade in the Post-Cold War Period / Renee G. Scherlen 358

III. After the End

15. Interbranch Policy Making after the End / James M. Scott 389

Notes on Contributors 409

Index 411
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